The Great Gatsby Analysis

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An American classic by the name The Great Gatsby was written by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. This work is a very interesting piece that it was written to what was like the author’s life. Many of the events that occurred in Fitzgerald’s early life appear in the novel. Each character seemed to have relation in some way to the character of Fitzgerald himself. It was interesting to see how the author somewhat describes himself in his novel throughout many characters and their actions that were like his. (SparkNotes editors “Context”). Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 and was named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, who was the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. He was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and was an intelligent child. Sadly, he did poorly in school and was sent to a New Jersey boarding school in 1911. In 1913, he enrolled at Princeton and continued to have troubles academically and did not graduate. Instead, he enlisted in the Army in 1917, the end of World War 1. He was stationed at a camp in Montgomery, Alabama and met a seventeen-year-old named Zelda Sayre, whom he fell in love with. She desired wealth, fun, and leisure more than marrying him and therefore delayed the wedding. She simply told him he had to prove his success. Shortly after in 1920, Fitzgerald published This Side of Paradise and earned enough money to convince Zelda to marry him. Becoming a celebrity, Fitzgerald fell into a wild, reckless life-style of parties

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